November 24, 2014 Last Updated 7:52 am

Black Friday: Barnes & Noble to offer signed edition book collection for in-store customers

Bookseller will offer 500,000 signed editions from more than 100 authors

Press Release:

New York, NY – November 24, 2014 — Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it has amassed a truly spectacular, largest-of-its-kind signed edition book collection available for in-store customers this Black Friday. The bookseller will offer 500,000 signed editions from more than 100 of today’s biggest authors, with a selection of 100 being available in every Barnes & Noble store nationwide beginning on Black Friday, while supplies last. An impressive group of leading authors including Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Amy Poehler, Donna Tartt, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Kinney, Joel Osteen, Mario Batali, Mo Willems, Rick Riordan, Rick Yancey, Rainbow Rowell and many more personally signed thousands of copies of their books as part of this unique campaign to deliver meaningful gifts to Barnes & Noble customers.

BN-signedbooks“The breadth, depth, and collection of these signed editions is something that is uniquely Barnes & Noble and has never been done at this scale before by any bookseller or retailer,” said Jaime Carey, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “What you are seeing here is Barnes & Noble working together with more than 100 leading authors to give our customers access to half a million truly special signed gifts this holiday season for book collectors and reading lovers.”

To prepare for this special Black Friday offering for its customers, Barnes & Noble has been working with authors and publishers for more than 7 months. Top authors across a huge variety of genres and for readers of all ages have taken the time to autograph thousands of copies of their popular books to deliver this unique collection to Barnes & Noble readers. The 100 authors include a former U.S. President and other politicians, award-winning actors and TV personalities, celebrity chefs, and more, along with some of the biggest and bestselling authors across adult, kids and teen. Some went beyond their signature to personalize the books, with Mo Willems, bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of popular children’s books (Pigeon series, Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny series) drawing the head of his popular Pigeon character in his signed editions. Brandon Stanton, author of last year’s runaway hit Humans of New York, included an illustration of a dinosaur in what he referred to as his special “dino” edition of all of the copies he signed. All signed editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.

“We knew it was a big ask to go to all of these fantastic authors to have them personally sign thousands of copies of their books, but we were committed to providing a unique Black Friday offer that no other retailer in the world could replicate,” said Mary Amicucci, Vice President, Adult Trade and Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “We found that the authors were just as keen as we were to deliver on this idea because they saw how meaningful it would be to their fans and readers to have these as gifts to be remembered long after the holidays are over. We’re so excited for our customers to visit their local store to find these special signed editions to offer as a gift to someone on their holiday list or to add to their own collections.”

The Complete List of Signed Editions at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday

Following are lists of all the adult, teens, young readers and kids signed editions and participating authors available at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday:

Fiction Signed Editions

  • American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman
  • Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
  • Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Betrayed: (Rosato & Associates Series #13) by Lisa Scottoline
  • Blue Labyrinth (Special Agent Pendergast Series #14) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Deadline (Virgil Flower Series #1) by John Sandford
  • Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-Volume Boxed Set by EL James
  • Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
  • Inferno: Special Illustrated Edition by Dan Brown
  • Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
  • Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Paris Match (Stone Barrington Series #31) by Stuart Woods
  • Perfidia by James Ellroy
  • Personal (Jack Reacher Series #19) by Lee Child
  • Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11) by Anne Rice
  • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #10) by Jan Karon
  • Son of No One (Dark-Hunter Series #18) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series #19) by Michael Connelly
  • The Escape by David Baldacci
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Job (Fox and O’Hare Series #3) by Janet Evanovich
  • The Peripheral by William Gibson
  • Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson
  • Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Nonfiction Signed Editions

  • 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush
  • America — Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers by Mario Batali
  • David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Find It in Everything by Drew Barrymore
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  • Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
  • Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
  • I Must Say: My Life as Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short
  • Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by TD Jakes *
  • Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus Samuelsson
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
  • No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy Seal by Mark Owen
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
  • Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
  • The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea by Chris Jericho
  • The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz
  • The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman
  • The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci
  • The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg
  • There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • You Can You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen
  • You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels

Signed Editions for Teens

  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie
  • Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Endgame: The Calling (Endgame Series #1) by James Frey
  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
  • Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • Rookie Yearbook Three by Tavi Gevinson
  • Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look by Ann Shoket *
  • Silver Shadows (Bloodlines Series #5) by Richelle Mead
  • Skink–No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  • Stolen by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The 5th Wave (Fifth Wave Series #1) by Rick Yancey
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
  • The Fallen (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Enemy Series #5) by Charlie Higson
  • The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1) by James Dashner
  • The One (Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass
  • The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies Series #5) by Pittacus Lore
  • Uncaged (Singular Menace Series #1) by John Sandford, Michele Cook

Signed Editions for Young Readers

  • A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories Series #3) by Chris Colfer
  • Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
  • Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One by Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
  • Nightmares! by Jason Segel
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Contract by Derek Jeter *
  • The Iron Trial (Magisterium Series #1) by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
  • The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #9) by Jeff Kinney
  • The School for Good and Evil (School for Good and Evil Series #1) by Soman Chainani
  • The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
  • The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High Series #1) by Shannon Hale
  • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham
  • Thursdays with the Crown (Tuesdays at the Castle Series #3) by Jessica Day George
  • Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done by Stephan Pastis

Signed Editions for Kids

  • A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond
  • Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel
  • I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer *
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story by Mark Kelly
  • Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean, Kimberly Dean
  • Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills *
  • The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
  • This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers (including the signed editions of hardcover bestsellers) and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. For more information on signed editions or any of Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday offers, customers can visit BN.com/signededitions or BN.com/blackfriday. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.

Barnes & Noble’s nearly 35,000 booksellers are ready to provide personalized gift ideas to customers in all of the company’s more than 650 stores. Holiday shoppers can also get great gift advice from Barnes & Noble experts on Twitter when they use #BNGiftTip hashtag through December 23.

* Denotes availability in select stores only.

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